It seems that we’re never quite caught up. Always running behind, late for a meeting, dinner or the next thing on our schedule. At work we have multiple “got a minute” meetings every day that turn into 20-30 minute conversations, or more. In-between, we redirect our attention every time an email comes in or a message notification pops up on the smart phone. Meanwhile, the computer on the desk never seems to be fast enough. There is just never enough time to get through everything we need to get done.
Packing anything more into a day is a seemingly insurmountable task for many people. The average year has 260 working days. Factoring 15 days for holidays vacation and sick time, that leaves 245 days spent working. What if there was a way to find just 15 minutes of additional productivity per day? Ready to be shocked? That 15 minutes per day adds up to 61 hours and 15 minutes over the course of a year. That’s over 1 1/2 weeks of additional productivity!
We believe in frequently auditing processes and the way tasks are carried out. If that computer you’re working on is 4-5 years old, it’s eating into that extra 15 minutes per day. If you find yourself doing repetitive tasks, there may be a way to automate it. If you’ve not taken a training class recently for that software suite you use all day, it may be time to sign up for a refresher.
Are you a business owner or manager overseeing multiple people who could benefit from productivity enhancements? To put that 15 minutes per day into fiscal terms, an employee that generates $60 of revenue per hour would bring in an additional $3,675 per year. For a team of 5, that translates to an additional $18,375 of revenue in just one year. A single engineer or other highly skilled employee with an hourly rate of $250 would generate an additional $15,312.50 by year’s end. Enhanced productivity for your employees not only means more revenue per employee but it can mean increased customer satisfaction due to the quicker turnaround times. Furthermore, happy employees are more productive.
We live in a very competitive world, don’t get left behind. As we wrap up a year and get ready to begin a new one, it’s the perfect time to take stock of where you are and where you would like to be. Contact us (803.955.7737 or @spestech) for a free consultation, we’re confident we can help find ways to make your business more efficient.